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Rio Olympic Village opens its gate

The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug 5.

From riches to rags: Maracana's past glory gone

2017-02-10 11:48

Last August, Brazil's Maracana stadium gained the world's attention as the main venue for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Six months later, it is again in the spotlight, but this time, for its decayed state.

Looking to leap into Olympic spotlight

2016-12-15 07:28

Cheerleading, which received provisional recognition as an Olympic event last week, is an increasingly international activity by no means restricted to its North American birthplace, according to the man who has driven its growth over four decades.

IOC calls on Tokyo to keep costs below $20 billion

2016-11-29 16:32

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday called on Tokyo to keep costs for the next Summer Olympics below $20 billion as the 2020 hosts grapple with ballooning expenses.

Tokyo won't make 2020 venue changes but will pare costs: Nikkei

2016-11-25 08:29

Tokyo's government is unlikely to make major changes to the plans for several 2020 Olympic Games venues, including one it had proposed moving elsewhere, but it will make efforts to pare costs, Japanese media said on Thursday.

IOC strips 2008, 2012 medals from 28 Olympians

2016-11-23 11:41

Olympic history could be rewritten as sports officials have re-tested urine samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and found more than 75 athletes to be guilty of doping.

Beijing starts collecting emblem designs for 2022 Winter Games

2016-11-20 15:21

Beijing started to collect emblem designs for both 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games on Sunday.

Bach says some Tokyo events should be held in disaster zone

2016-10-20 10:35

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has proposed that some 2020 Tokyo Olympics events should be held in the northeastern region devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Five-time Olympic champion diver Chen Ruolin retires

2016-10-20 10:00

At the age of 23, China's Chen Ruolin has already become one of the most successful divers in history, and now, she wants to put an end to her glorious career.

IOC concerned about Tokyo 2020 costs, will work to help pare

2016-10-19 10:18

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that it felt costs for the 2020 Tokyo Games looked "very high" and would work with organizers to cut them, but that athletes must come first when considering how to rein in spending.

Chinese vice premier meets head of IOC's coordination commission for 2022 Winter Games

2016-10-11 10:35

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong met with head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s coordination commission for the 2022 Winter Games Alexander Zhukov in Beijing on Monday.

Sporting leaders back proposals to give more powers to WADA

2016-10-09 10:22

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants to give more power to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in the fight against drug-cheating by athletes.

Obama celebrates 2016 Olympic athletes at White House

2016-09-30 15:48

White House holds ceremony honoring members of Olympic, Paralympic Teams

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